Worship Arts

The area of Worship Arts is under the coordination of Dr. Thomas R. Smith, Minister of Music and Ms. Pam Morris, Music Assistant. Worship Arts at Providence include Music, Drama, Dance, and Puppets. Please scroll down the page for more detailed information in these areas of service and ministry.

MUSIC DIVISION OF WORSHIP ARTS

Sonshine Choir (ages 4-5)
Director: Laura Lea Gilmer & Pamela Kitchens  |  Meets: Sunday, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
The Sonshine Choir provides an enjoyable experience in music for children ages 4 and 5. This is accomplished through beginning music activities, rhythm instruments, and the singing of appropriate songs with spiritual texts. The group sings two or three times per year. The Sonshine Choir also joins with the other children’s choirs at Christmas and for the Spring musical.

Joyful Noise Choir (grades 1-6) 
Director: Pam Morris & Anna Hovey  |  Meets: Sunday, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
The Joyful Noise provides the opportunity for advanced music learning and music performance for children grades 1-6. This is accomplished through advanced music reading activities and the singing of appropriate songs with spiritual texts using the appropriate choral methods. The Joyful Noise Choir is a regular contributor to the music for worship. The group also joins the other children’s choirs at Christmas and for the Spring musical.

Student Choir (grades 7-college)
Director: Thomas R. Smith  |  Meets: Sunday, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
The Student Choir provides the opportunity for advanced music learning and music performance for young people grades 7-college. This is accomplished through the singing of appropriate sacred choral literature using the appropriate choral methods. The Student Choir is a regular contributor to the music for worship. The group also takes an annual tour and presents youth musicals from time to time.

Providence Singers (adults including college students)
Director: Thomas R. Smith  | Meets: Wednesday (first and third) 7:45-8:15 p.m.
The Providence Singers provides the opportunity for advanced music performance for adults including college students. This is accomplished through the singing of sacred choral literature for a smaller ensemble using the appropriate choral methods. The Providence Singers is a regular contributor to the music for worship. The group also joins the Church Choir on an annual tour. Most members of this ensemble are also members of the Church Choir.

Church Choir (adults including college)
Director: Thomas R. Smith & Assistant Director: Pam Morris  |  Meets: Wednesday, 6:45-8:00 p.m.
The Church Choir provides the opportunity for advanced music performance for adults including college students. This is accomplished through the singing of appropriate sacred choral literature using the appropriate choral methods. The Church Choir is a regular contributor to the music for worship. The group also joins the Providence Singers on an annual tour. The group also presents special programs at Christmas and Easter.

Golden Notes Choir (senior adults)
Director: Pam Morris  |  Meets: Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
The Golden Notes Choir provides performance opportunities for senior adults. This is accomplished through the singing of appropriate sacred choral literature using the appropriate choral methods. The Golden Notes is a regular contributor to the music for worship. The group participates in the Senior Adult Day, the Senior Adult Music Festival, and other music events.

Providence Praise Team (grade 7 – adults)
Director: Jason Conner  |  Meets: Sunday, 3:00-4:00 pm
The Providence Praise Team leads worship for the Providence Youth KINECT on Wednesday evenings.

Providence Brass (students and adults)
Director: Pam Morris  |  Meets: TBA as needed
The Providence Brass provides instrumental work for brass players. The group rehearses prior to designated performances either as playing for worship services or accompanying choral ensembles.

East Alabama Children’s Choir (grades 4-8, unchanged voices)
Director: Gayle Smith & Assistant Director: Pam Kenney  |  Meets: Monday, 4:00-5:15 p.m.
The East Alabama Children’s Choir is a broad-based community organization dedicated to choral excellence by providing a unique educational and performance opportunity to boys and girls in the east Alabama area. Through performance-based music education, the choir promotes self-esteem, accomplishment, pride, and strengthens citizenship while contributing a lasting value to the community. The choir is an auditioned group with a tuition requirement and is a community outreach of Providence Baptist Church.

East Alabama Children’s Choir

East Alabama Youth Chorale (grades 9-college)
Director: Thomas R. Smith & Assistant Director: Pam Morris | Meets: Monday, 4:00-5:15 p.m.
The East Alabama Youth Chorale is a broad-based community organization dedicated to choral excellence by providing a unique educational and performance opportunity to young people in the east Alabama area. This mixed choir performs a wide variety of music from the choral classics to Broadway. Some of the music includes staging and choreography. The choir is an auditioned group with a tuition requirement and is a community outreach ministry of Providence Baptist Church.

East Alabama Youth Chorale

OTHER CREATIVE DIVISIONS OF WORSHIP ARTS

Drama Team (grade 7-college)
Directors: Gayle Smith  |  Meets: TBA As Needed
The Drama Team is made up mostly of students 7th grade through college but does also involve adults as needed. The Drama Team contributes regularly to the worship experience through skits, song interpretation, monologues, plays, and providing the drama for musicals.

Creative Movement Team (grades7-adult)
Director: Anna Hovey  |  Meets: TBA As Needed
The Creative Movement Team provides an opportunity to use dance as a means of expression in worship for members grade 7 through adult. The group contributes regularly to the worship experience at Providence.

Contact: Dr. Thomas R. Smith  |  smith73@auburn.edu

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